Machinery & Products

DeLaval launches new robot milker

By Dairy News

DELAVAL HAS unveiled its new VMS milking system, the V300, across all key global markets including Australia.

The company said the VMS V300 has a 99 per cent teat spray hit rate, 10 per cent higher capacity meaning more milkings per station, up to 50 per cent faster attachment time, and lower running costs.

The system has a 99.8 per cent attachment rate and capacity to milk more than 3500 kg per day per robot, according to DeLaval.

The system comes with:

DeLaval InControl, a new user interface allowing access to information and control of the system remotely.

DeLaval PureFlow, a new transparent teat preparation cup, which provides better stimulation to increase milk flows.

DeLaval InSight, which provides the latest vision technology for a smooth, fast and accurate attachment.

DeLaval Oceania Sales Director, Justin Thompson, said the level of data that can be retrieved for each teat via the individual quarter milking and then automated to ensure complete milking every time would provide farmers with a new level of performance.

The system has been extensively tested on farms in Europe and Mr Thompson said it was “highly adaptable” to Australia’s grass-based systems.

DeLaval CEO, Joakim Rosengren, said the design of the new VMS V300 system “has farmers and their challenges at its core, allowing farmers to do more with less”.

In addition, the DeLaval InService All-Inclusive customer program is a solution where service, consumables, and maintenance services are available for a fixed price.

DeLaval InService provides farmers with time to focus on the business of dairy farming with the assurance that every time they milk, the system’s performance is optimised, Mr Thompson said.